Are you ready to improve the look of your yard and install a vinyl fence? The cost to have this type of fence installed can be very pricey, which is why many homeowners desire to do the work themselves. If you are a person who likes to DIY, here are 5 tips to help you install your vinyl fence and get it right the first time.
1. Check with the City
When doing construction on your property, it’s wise to check with the city and your local HOA (if applicable) to see if you’ll need any permits or permissions prior to starting the project. Installing a fence is not something you want to have to re-do once you’ve finished it the first time.
2. Prep the Ground
Be sure to prep the ground where you plan to install the fence by removing any plants, weeds, or shrubs in the way. Contact your local utility company and have them come out and mark your yard for water pipes, gas lines, cable lines, or anything else that might be running beneath your yard, since damaging any of these while digging out post holes can be dangerous.
3. Measure Twice Cut Once
Just as the saying goes, it’s best to measure twice and cut once when installing your vinyl fence to avoid any miscalculations and incorrect cuts. Be sure you account for any slopes in your yard to ensure you have the right amount of fencing material. You’ll save yourself time and money doing it right the first time.
4. Handle Materials with Care
While vinyl fencing is made to be incredibly durable and requires little to no maintenance, it is possible to scratch it prior to and during installation. If you need to lay it down, set vinyl fencing on drop clothes or old sheets to avoid sustaining scratches on concrete or rocks.
5. When in Doubt, YouTube
YouTube has gradually become the go-to source for learning how to do just about anything, and learning to install a vinyl fence is no exception. Search for tutorials on how to install vinyl fencing and you’ll have your choice of videos to watch and study until you feel completely comfortable with your fence installation skills. These videos can also help you better understand any step in the installation process that’s confusing or difficult.
We Can Help!
When you’re ready to get your hands dirty and install your new fence, follow these 5 simple fence installation tips—DIY Vinyl Products can help! Contact us today to learn more about our products and get advice on installing your vinyl fence.